We finally saw an uptick in the IT job market in June. Employers posted 5.4% more IT job opportunities in June compared to May. While this may sound like good news, this increase is not as drastic as expected considering the economy has recently seen signs of improvement. There is always the possibility that this is merely evidence of a slow early-summer season, which is fairly typical, or employers are facing new economic concerns, causing a slow paced IT job market.
This report seems to fit in with national trends. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment change in the information industry as a whole remained relatively flat in June. Similarly, the unemployment rate stayed fairly stable, seeing a modest decrease down to 9.5%. As a state, Connecticut unemployment also remained flat at 8.8% in June. This rate was 8.9% in May.